I grew up in the Lakes, so I guess I've always measured everywhere else against it. This is especially true as a mountain biker. Just seen this video posted up "elsewhere", but to me it encapsulated everything the riding in the Lake District is all about.
There has been far,far too much petty bickering around here lately, and it sometimes seems like we can forget why we do all this bike riding stuff in the first place. Well, if you find yourself getting a bit tired of all the usual guff that can float around forums like this, then close down the laptop, pack the car, and head North up the M6.
By the end of the weekend, you'll have forgotten what you were arguing about.
Have a great weekend folks.
(oh, remember to pack the gore-tex though)